Salman Khan, who had launched Sooraj Pancholi, with his production venture Hero, today shared the first poster of Sooraj’s next, Hawa Singh.
Sooraj is playing Hawa Singh, who is known as the Father of Indian Boxing. Salman shared the poster writing, “Hawa se baatein karega singh… #HawaSinghBiopic @Sooraj9pancholi.” In the poster, a langot-clad Sooraj is seen gulping down a huge glass of milk inside a boxing ring. One can also see a pair of boxing gloves hanging in the backdrop.
Prakash Nambiar is directing the film and Sam S Fernandes and Kamlesh Singh Kushwaha are producing it. Talking about the film and casting Sooraj as Hawa Singh, director Prakash Nambiar said, “When I heard the inspiring journey of a young boy from Umarwas to becoming a legend of Indian Boxing, I was moved to the core. It was a story that had to be told.”
“When we were going through the possibilities of who can play Hawa Singh, we met Sooraj. We gave him a small brief and when he came back a couple of days later all prepared for the part, we didn’t see Sooraj, we saw Hawa Singh!” he further added.
Hawa Singh, a recipient of the Arjuna Award and the Dronacharya Award, had dominated the Indian and Asian Boxing in his weight class for a decade.